There is an area that is of the most important and it would not matter if you had all the latest products and installed a new system this is the area of attitude and controlling the environment to achieve and accept a paperless office concept and system.
Looking back at what could be descried as a new way of achieving this attitude would be in the 1980’s when office layout became open plan. This changed the general attitude of the standard working office.
In the book (Harper and Sellen,2002);“Myths of Paperless Office” a case study was observed and followed to the degree that a company changed all its office procedures and worked around the new installation of Paperless Office.
This action may seem to be rather extreme but in the real world could this be the way to handle and implement a Paperless Office System.
Not just taking the software packages or any new products and tell the staff how to use these tools but to encapsulate the whole experience and encourage this concept to all the aspects of the office environment.
One of the ideas that came out if this case study was the office implemented a total commitment to the concept and also to the green environmental issues.
It wanted to change there office procedure but felt that just saving spare or scrap paper was not enough so they introduced a new business plan that required a radical change and a new way thin thinking
The company’s decision was to change to a new way of thinking to a new level not just the standard savings which most companies have done with trying to be green with implementing small changes which could be introduced to any office or company.
The companies decision was totally there own and not all companies would have changed this radically obviously not all companies would have the ability to change the whole company and change the companies paperless office policies so each installation has to be viewed on there own merit.
The main items that have been established from this section are that of not all companies are at the same level or at the same point with there business plan to implement this change.
The decision has to be right for the company and every angle and possibility has to be taken into account when deciding to implement a Paperless Office System.
- Document Sharing (mexiledphotos.blogspot.com)
- The (Facet-Searchable) Paperless Office? (ask.metafilter.com)
- A Major Step Closer to a Paperless Office (customerthink.com)